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While your project is a noble one, it would be more cost and time effective to start at the beginning. Mp3 and iTunes are lossy that is the compression process decreases sound quality. You can not recover this loss by simply running the digital data through some magic DAC, or then passing the analog output through some super wire, or audiophile anything...
Upgrade all your files to Apple Loss-less, FLAC, or even WAV format, and that does not mean taking a 128K MP3 and converting it to FLAC either. You will have to re-rip or repurchase anything that is currently in a lossy format.
A 'phile and his money are soon parted...